Pompeo Vows More US Action to Support Venezuela’s Guaido

US 'is not done' with trying to impose regime change

A year after the US announced that Juan Guaido was the US-recognized ruler of Venezuela, he appears no closer to actually taking power. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, insists that the US has not given up.

Pompeo declined to offer specifics, but said “everyone can fully expect that the United States is not done,” and that more efforts to “support President Guaido” would be coming from the Trump Administration soon.

Guaido is making the rounds internationally, and is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. It is possible he will meet President Trump there, though there has been no announcement yet.

The US appears to have drastically underestimated how to impose regime change in Venezuela, initially making it  a press release that it had happened and assuming reality would catch up to their position. After a failed coup, however, there are growing doubts there will be any regime change at all, and many are already giving up.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.